M 89 – May 26, 2017

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Date and Time: 2017-05-26 22:34
Observer: Default Observer
Object Class: Galaxy
Object Coordinates: 12h36m32.6s, +12°27’43”
Constellation: Vir
Magnitude: 10.7
Altitude: 73°

Object: M 89
Location: Texas Star Party
Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is good.
Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob
Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a medium sized, quite bright galaxy with a highly condensed, nearly starlike core. It’s pretty much round, with possibly a slight flattening on the top. With direct vision, it appears as a fuzzy star. When you use averted vision the haze grows and extends nearly to the faint star at about 5 o’clock in the eyepiece field of view.

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